Education, Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Workforce

How would the face of advanced manufacturing be transformed if there were four new job candidates every single day? FlexFactor®, NextFlex’s flagship learning program, recently surpassed an important milestone – 10,000 total students reached. Since starting in 2016 with only 8 students in San Jose, CA, we have now grown to reaching an average of...

Collaboration, COVID-19, Emerging Technologies, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Workforce

This past year brought the country and our world unprecedented challenges, which now present opportunities to innovate and build a new path forward. Using lessons from this year, the manufacturing industry is poised to undergo a transformation.

Supporting this work are the institutes that are part of Manufacturing USA®, a national network of public...

Education, Robotics, Workforce

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, a Department of Defense Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has announced that the Department of Labor (DoL) is providing a grant to the Institute to meet the immediate needs of unemployed and displaced workers in the Tampa Bay, Florida region and create a comprehensive national capability...

Education, Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Manufacturing Day, Workforce

NextFlex, the Department of Defense-supported flexible hybrid electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute [part of Manufacturing USA], hosted students, parents and teachers to a virtual celebration of Manufacturing Day 2021 that included remarks from the White House.

The institute was thrilled to welcome the Special Assistant to the President...

Education, Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Workforce

Alabama is home to one of the United States’ most rapidly growing advanced manufacturing ecosystems. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, manufacturing employs 13% of Alabama’s workforce, accounting for a total output of almost $39B in 2018. With compensation averaging $68k per year, a job in manufacturing builds both individual...